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Commission adopts new expert group rules

May 30, 2016 | News

(30 May 2016) – Today, the European Commission has adopted new rules on the creation and functioning of the advisory expert groups which provide external expertise to help inform the policy-making process.

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The Decision provides a single set of rules and principles aimed at increasing transparency, avoiding conflicts of interest and ensuring a balanced representation of interests.

Under the new rules, it becomes for example mandatory for Commission departments to select all expert group members through public calls for applications – except those representing Member States, third countries, and EU and international bodies.

The new rules are binding on all Commission departments.

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